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Did You Know That Ticket Sales Only Make Up About Half Of Most Theatres’ Operating Income?

The Quick Center relies on the generous philanthropic support of patrons like you to provide robust, engaging performances and community programming.


There are many effective ways to offer your charitable support to the Quick:

  • online, by phone or mail
  • gifts of cash, stock, property or in-kind gifts
  • a corporate matching gift
  • a planned gift of a bequest, life insurance, trust, or annuity


Make a gift for general support or designate it to one of the below campaigns.

Q + U

"Your annual charitable contribution to the Quick is vital to ensuring our ongoing success. Your support helps us thrive. The Q can do because of you."

— Fairfield University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD


Your gift in any amount will make a meaningful difference in all we can offer at the Quick.
Donors at levels of $500+ will also enjoy a Quick experience in appreciation of your gift.

  • $500–$999 choose either:
    • Secure reserved parking for every Quick Center performance you attend between January — May, 2019, or
    • Name a seat in our Kelley Theatre with a plaque to honor a friend or family member.
  • $1,000+: Become the Quick Center "Director for a Day!" Greet the artist on arrival, attend the tech rehearsal, and introduce the performance from the Quick stage. The date will occur during a Quick Center performance between January – May, 2019 and be subject to the performer’s availability.

Take a Seat

We offer you a special opportunity to leave your mark at the Quick and “take a seat” in our theatre. With your charitable contribution of $500 or more, you can designate a seat in honor or in memory of a friend or family member. To recognize your gift, we'll place a plaque on one of our theatre seats and send a card to the person you're honoring or family of the person you are remembering.

Education and Outreach Fund

The Quick Center Arts Education and Outreach Fund was established in 2015 to ensure support for meaningful educational programming to serve the broader community. The fund supports:

  • Our School Matinee Series, offering live theatre experiences to grades pre-k through 12, with free tickets for students in underserved communities
  • Transportation programs providing theatre access for youth and families from neighboring communities and schools
  • Artist-in-residence programs to bring teaching artists to lead masterclasses and workshops with area schools and community groups
  • Summer camp scholarships for underserved youth to experience hands-on creativity and arts learning
  • Our Quick Center Arts Incubator Program which provides high caliber arts education programming while offering performing artists the time and space to create work


For more information on the Arts Education and Outreach Fund, please contact Marni Smith Katz, Manager of Business Development, at msmithkatz@fairfield.edu.

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts to the Quick through planned giving can offer you an enduring way to support the Quick while providing potential tax benefits. Planned gifts may take the form of a bequest, life insurance, beneficiary designation, annuity, or charitable trust.


For more information on any of these planned giving, please contact Marni Smith Katz, Manager of Business Development, at msmithkatz@fairfield.edu.